Friday, February 27, 2009

14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 ($12-$15)

Washington State

So here it first posting for a wine I've been drinking for almost a year now.  Please remember, I'm giving my own description of the wine when your tastes could find something different.  It's ok since all of us don't taste and smell things identical.  I always smell a wine before taking a taste.  It's amazing how much better a wine tastes when you take in the aromas.  Don't be shy and don't let anyone make you feel like you're a wine snob for doing this.  It's the right thing to do! 

I first had this Cab. by the glass in a great local restaurant, Urban Flats.  After finding it in a small local wine shop I was so happy to bring it home.  Chances are availability isn't plentiful at larger wine stores so look to your local shops.  Either way, this wine for me is a favorite with grilled meats or pasta with marinara.  It has a hint of chocolate and berries with a slight spicy feel on the finish.  I definitely classify this as "easy drinking" with mellow tannins.  Lastly, it's a very pleasing, smooth and silky wine you'll enjoy with or without food.  I'm out the door to find the 2006 which is a blend of 76% Cab, 20% Syrah, 2% Merlot & 2% Cab. Franc.


  1. AnonymousJuly 11, 2009

    Rich, smooth taste. Wonderful with red meats but flavorful enough to pour and read a good book.

  2. I have been drinking 14 hands for several years. When my local shop was out a while back the owner suggested Red Diamond - another Washington Cab. Similar with its bold fruit flavors and smooth clean finish. Also well priced at $8 locally (WI). Theses are both easy to drink reds and are great for entertaining.


  3. AnonymousMay 16, 2010

    I had this wine and I hate wine, But finally I have found a wine that I can drink. It's very smooth and not bitter tasting after taste like many wines. Seriously I think I will drink this before I go to bed each night. Wine is good for you. This one is superb!


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